Thursday, 26 February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
That line “I hope they have a similar program for males! That’s true equality,” is like sandpaper on a wound. I hear that stuff all the time and I don’t even know how to deal with it.
I have a friend who has a great response to this: if you have a cold bath, and you want to make it warm, you don’t add more cold water. You only add hot water.
Monday, 23 February 2009
tin of value sweetcorn = 22p
half a bag of pasta =20p
some garlic = 34p
spoonful of chilli powder = nothingp
big spoon of thai green curry paste = 20p
put in big pan all together now
wait 25 minutes.
i reckon u could get about 8 meals out of this... it's yummy and just over £2..
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
* Plastic surgery addiction usually arises from "imagined ugly syndrome", also known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
* According to Adam Searle,former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), sufferers may "express distorted ideas about their body".
* Repetitive behaviour such as excessive grooming and obsessive checking of appearance in reflective surfaces are also symptoms.
* Sufferers may seek plastic surgery to correct their imagined defects. Often, once one perceived problem with their face or body has been "fixed", they will develop a new fixation.
* It is not known how many people suffer from BDD, but the best estimates suggest the figure could be about 1 per cent of the population.
* According to a survey last year, 33 per cent of plastic surgeons said the number one reason for turning potential patients away was owing to their unrealistic expectations and the belief that surgical procedure would "solve all their problems".
* Thirty per cent of surgeons also turned away patients wanting unnecessary surgery, including facelifts in their thirties.
* Five per cent of BAAPS surgeons said patients who were "obsessed with celebrity looks" was also one of the most common reasons for refusing treatment. www.baaps.org.uk Amy Oliver
... I just thought it was interesting...
Monday, 9 February 2009
i mean it's tragic and horrible that this happens to anyone...
what upsets me just as much is the amount of really horrible comments i keep seeing about it, which just make me ashamed to be human. :-(
1. teh best friends - there are a few of these, but basically these are people who (i hope) i will always keep in touch with, ones who have forgiven me over and over again for being a nob, having a bad day, sulking and saying/doing downright stupid things. these also include family. all the positive things said below apply to these friends.
2. teh best good friends - there are a few more of these, basically people who i keep in touch with, always think are lovely happy people, will always be happy to hear about and expect to see at least a few times a year (lol i know that doesn't sound like much, but is all stupidlong distances involved, and i think that good friends don't have to live in the same town as you to be good friends)
3. old friends - people who i will always respect and admire and wish the best for, perhaps at more of a distance, i may never see them again in my life (dramaz) but when i think of them i smile and i always thinks of them as good people, hoping they are happy in their lives. facebook usually lets me know this and i smile.
4. friends of friends who i am incredibly grateful for and i think are great - these include the friends, partners and family of good friends, basically, all the people that make the people i am friends with happy i feel are great by extension lol
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
To the first mother he said, "You are obsessed with eating. You even named your daughter Candy."
He turned to the second mom. "Your obsession is money. Again, it manifests itself in your child's name, Penny."
He turned to the third mom. "Your obsession is alcohol and your child's name is Brandy."
At this point, the fourth mother got up, took her little boy by the hand and whispered, "Come on, Dick, let's go home."
Sunday, 1 February 2009
i call it sweet potato-onion surprise.
we had a big ol' bunch of onions (which was the style at the time)
a load of sweet potatoes we hadn't used up due to the fact that they are long to prepare
and um, no rice! argh! so.. some... couscous
i boiled the sweet pots for a little while (boiling them too much results in sweet potato mash, it makes mash whether u want it or not so u have to keep an eye on the little fiends) and fried the onions and some frozen peppers i found with a whole bunch of spices, mostly tumeric and chilli powder so it was lovely dark orange-y and a big squidge of garlic paste then i made some couscous and bunged that in too. it was really nice, if a little bit 0niony lol but srsly, bargainous way to use up stuff.
in other news, the reason i am using up stuff is cuz teh mello will be coming to stay on weds and i figured i'd take her f00d shopping so we can get stuff she actually likes.
i bet she is really excited about this lol... i know how 2 show my friends a good time! supermarkets!! wooo!